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Simulation for Teaching and Assessment of Nodule Perception on Chest Radiography in Nonradiology Health Care Trainees.

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Auffermann, WF; Henry, TS; Little, BP; Tigges, S; Tridandapani, S
Published in: J Am Coll Radiol
November 2015

PURPOSE: Simulation has been used as an educational and assessment tool in several fields, generally involving training of physical skills. To date, simulation has found limited application in teaching and assessment of skills related to image perception and interpretation. The goal of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility of simulation as a tool for teaching and assessment of skills related to perception of nodules on chest radiography. METHODS: This study received an exemption from the institutional review board. Subjects consisted of nonradiology health care trainees. Subjects underwent training and assessment of pulmonary nodule identification skills on chest radiographs at simulated radiology workstations. Subject performance was quantified by changes in area under the localization receiver operating characteristic curve. At the conclusion of the study, all subjects were given a questionnaire with five questions comparing learning at a simulated workstation with training using conventional materials. Statistical significance for questionnaire responses was tested using the Wilcoxon signed rank test. RESULTS: Subjects demonstrated statistically significant improvement in nodule identification after training at a simulated radiology workstation (change in area under the curve, 0.1079; P = .015). Subjects indicated that training on simulated radiology workstations was preferable to conventional training methods for all questions; P values for all questions were less than .01. CONCLUSIONS: Simulation may be a useful tool for teaching and assessment of skills related to medical image perception and interpretation. Further study is needed to determine which skills and trainee populations may be most amenable to training and assessment using simulation.

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J Am Coll Radiol

DOI

EISSN

1558-349X

Publication Date

November 2015

Volume

12

Issue

11

Start / End Page

1215 / 1222

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Students, Medical
  • Statistics, Nonparametric
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
  • Radiology
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • ROC Curve
  • Pilot Projects
  • Perception
  • Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging
 

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Auffermann, W. F., Henry, T. S., Little, B. P., Tigges, S., & Tridandapani, S. (2015). Simulation for Teaching and Assessment of Nodule Perception on Chest Radiography in Nonradiology Health Care Trainees. J Am Coll Radiol, 12(11), 1215–1222. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2015.07.014
Auffermann, William F., Travis S. Henry, Brent P. Little, Stefan Tigges, and Srini Tridandapani. “Simulation for Teaching and Assessment of Nodule Perception on Chest Radiography in Nonradiology Health Care Trainees.J Am Coll Radiol 12, no. 11 (November 2015): 1215–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2015.07.014.
Auffermann WF, Henry TS, Little BP, Tigges S, Tridandapani S. Simulation for Teaching and Assessment of Nodule Perception on Chest Radiography in Nonradiology Health Care Trainees. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Nov;12(11):1215–22.
Auffermann, William F., et al. “Simulation for Teaching and Assessment of Nodule Perception on Chest Radiography in Nonradiology Health Care Trainees.J Am Coll Radiol, vol. 12, no. 11, Nov. 2015, pp. 1215–22. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jacr.2015.07.014.
Auffermann WF, Henry TS, Little BP, Tigges S, Tridandapani S. Simulation for Teaching and Assessment of Nodule Perception on Chest Radiography in Nonradiology Health Care Trainees. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Nov;12(11):1215–1222.
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Published In

J Am Coll Radiol

DOI

EISSN

1558-349X

Publication Date

November 2015

Volume

12

Issue

11

Start / End Page

1215 / 1222

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Students, Medical
  • Statistics, Nonparametric
  • Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
  • Radiology
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • ROC Curve
  • Pilot Projects
  • Perception
  • Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging